November 16, 2017

Sale Sharks Trip – Photos

On Friday 10th November the U15s rugby team set off to watch Sale Sharks RUFC compete in the Anglo-Welsh Cup against Saracens. This was a fantastic opportunity and experience for many students and it was a great way to build relationship within the team.

The team set off from St Joseph’s College at 2pm and made a visit to see Brother Ger and Brother Tony at St Sebastian’s Community Centre in Salford where they met 5 Asylum Seekers. The U15s team had a fantastic talk with a couple of Asylum Seekers about their journey in life and why the left their Country. Some reasons were about war and famine and others wanted a better life for themselves and to gain an education. After their chat it was fantastic to see everyone take part in a game of pool and table tennis. The interaction was magnificent to see and certainly an eye opener for our students.

Once we had finished having a bite to eat with Brother Ger and Tony we set off and made our way to the AJ Bell Stadium, the home of Sale Sharks, where we then took part in a coaching clinic and had a player appearance from one of the U20s players.

The focus of the session was on defence and Jack, who delivered the session, had the boys working hard. The reward was obviously watching Sale play later on that evening and with a Sharks win it really did put the icing on the cake for what really was a great trip. A huge thank you must go to Brother Ger and Tony for having us and the support from parents who provided and donated biscuits to St Sebastien’s Community Centre for the Asylum Seekers and any other members of the community who require that little bit of support and warmth in life. The PE department have put together a short video of highlights from the day.

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